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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan 22 31 $24,434 $25,900
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 18 28 $30,082 $31,900
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $34,434 $36,500
2-Door Convertible Aero 18 28 $39,512 $41,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi 22 31 $25,377 $26,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi Aero 18 28 $31,025 $32,900
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,434
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.46
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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